Bosham make their point - and beat Hurstpierpoint

Ben Blanshard, in red, in action for Bosham against Hurstpierpoint
Ben Blanshard, in red, in action for Bosham against Hurstpierpoint

Bosham were up for the challenge of avenging the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Hurstpierpoint earlier in the season - and took revenge with a 4-2 in the Sussex League third-division return match at Walton Lane.

Joint managers Tony Hancock and Tommy Evans set out their stall with a 4-3-3 formation, which included Joe Hancock spending a second week between the sticks.

The Reds made early dominance tell with a good strike from skipper Bradley Miles. Not long later, the lively Kieran Hartley added a second.

As the first half neared its end, Hurstpierpoint conceded a third to James Ash.

The second half saw Bosham eased off the gas a bit and the visitors took advantage to get on the scoresheet at the game entered its last quarter.

James Bracher restored the three-goal lead in the dying minutes before Hurstpierpoint struck a soft second in injury time.

The management were delighted with the performance and look forward to hosting Haywards Heath at home on Saturday.

 Joint boss Hancock said: “We are delighted with the result after the recent disappointing loss in the cup semi-final. Spirits are high and Tommo and I are looking forward to a good end to the season”

BOSHAM: Hancock, Probee, Grantham, Blanshard, Carrigher, Dowden, Hounsome, Miles (Ash (Rowland) ), Hartley (Bracher), Phillips, Thorpe.

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